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Federal (USV)


Charles E. Maquillen

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer in Lancaster, MA, he enlisted at Worcester as a Private in Company E, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 12 August 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 15 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 22 October 1862 to enlist the next day as a Private in Company K, 2nd United States Cavalry in camp at Harpers Ferry, VA. On 11 August 1864, by then a Sergeant, he was discharged at the expiration of his term of service.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines,1 his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3, and the Registers.3

He's also seen as Charles E. MacQuillen, Maquillan, Maguillen, and Maguillen.


c. 1841; Essex County, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 620  [AotW citation 26504]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26505]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 142, pg. 543  [AotW citation 26506]